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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It comprises two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign [Video]

Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign

With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday (July 5) launched her party's campaign ahead..

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Entire Wild West Town For Sale – In Rural New Zealand [Video]

Entire Wild West Town For Sale – In Rural New Zealand

An entire wild west town is for sale in rural New Zealand. The USD $7.5 million Mellonsfolly Ranch was built in 2006 ‘for fun’ by a successful New Zealand businessman. It consists of ten period..

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New Zealand health minister resigns following series of gaffes [Video]

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of gaffes

New Zealand’s health minister has resigned after making a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic.David Clark had earlier described himself as an “idiot” for breaking the..

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Aussies and Kiwis react to their successful World Cup bid [Video]

Aussies and Kiwis react to their successful World Cup bid

Australian and New Zealand leaders and players woke up to the news on Friday (June 26) that they had won the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Celebrations Down Under after successful World Cup bid [Video]

Celebrations Down Under after successful World Cup bid

Australian and New Zealand's women soccer players let out almighty roars, burst into applause and pumped their fists in celebration in the early hours of Friday after their countries' joint bid for the..

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Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women's World Cup [Video]

Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand are handed the right to host the 2023 Women's World Cup soccer tournament

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Sydney Opera House lit up for World Cup bid [Video]

Sydney Opera House lit up for World Cup bid

The iconic Sydney Opera House was lit up in blue and green to celebrate the joint Australian-New Zealand bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, just a few hours before FIFA makes its decision.

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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid [Video]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid

The Japanese Football Association announces that Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer killed [Video]

Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer killed

A police officer has been killed and a second injured after being shot in New Zealand. Police in Auckland said officers pulled over a car on Friday morning when a person began firing at them before..

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Two New COVID-19 Cases In New Zealand [Video]

Two New COVID-19 Cases In New Zealand

Two women traveled from the UK to New Zealand earlier this month. Both women tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. This makes the pair New Zealand's first new infections in 24 days. The..

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New Zealand PM hits out after women released from quarantine before Covid test [Video]

New Zealand PM hits out after women released from quarantine before Covid test

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the releasing of two women from quarantine before they were tested for Covid-19 was “unacceptable”. The women, who are New Zealand citizens, had flown..

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Ardern says new virus cases were "unacceptable failure" [Video]

Ardern says new virus cases were "unacceptable failure"

New Zealand on Wednesday (June 17) said the defence force will now oversee the country's quarantine facilities and strengthen border requirements, after a slip up allowed two people with coronavirus to..

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Caterpillar Builds a Protective Hat From It's Old Heads! [Video]

Caterpillar Builds a Protective Hat From It's Old Heads!

This incredible creepy crawly builds a towering hat from its own heads. Uraba Lugens, or Gum-Leaf Skeletoniser, is a moth that keeps the shedded head portion of its exoskeleton as it grows as a..

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New Zealand ends its coronavirus-free run [Video]

New Zealand ends its coronavirus-free run

New Zealand said on Tuesday that it has two new cases of the coronavirus, both related to recent travel from the UK, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. Emer McCarthy reports.

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